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Tarell Alvin Mccraney

Aisle View: The Boys in the Choir

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

An all-male boarding school serves as the starting point for Tarell Alvin McCraney's Choir Boy. During a school ceremony, tenor Pharus Jonathan Young is interrupted -- mid-solo -- by a homophobic slur.

From the Crack Dens of Miami to the Royal Shakespeare Company: An Interview With Tarell Alvin McCraney

Johann Hari | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Johann Hari

McCraney has made an unusual journey in his life -- from the slums of Miami, where his crack-addicted mother died of AIDS and his brother ended up in jail, to writer-in-residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

The Brilliance of Brother/Sister

Robert Loerzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Loerzel

McCraney's multigenerational saga features realistic characters made all the more believable by director Tina Landau and her excellent cast. You connect with these people and feel their emotions.